Today Paula asks that all of us introduce ourselves so here we go. I am Maryann , I live in a little town outside of Los Angeles called Agua Dulce . I am a mixed media artist who has been promoting Art journaling , it helped me in my worst days.
I had been dealing with certain family members who were addicted to drugs & it effected my family to major extremes .I have always said if it weren't for art journaling I don't know what would have happened to me . I was very afraid of myself at one point , not knowing how far I would go in my depression of all that was going on . One day , I decided to close myself in my own little box . I didn't go out much , I didn't hang out with anyone , I was truly a hermit , a turtle in my shell . I was drinking alot because I wanted to numb myself of all the emotional pain I was feeling . I was really worried of what I might do next . So one morning I woke up and I said , " Enough! ", I went on the computer , went on YouTube & found others like myself , who were artist , who can relate to what I was feeling , & thats when I found art journaling . It changed my life . Theses artists I met were so nice to me , so understanding . I started to heal , I then started to join these artist who convinced me that I should do videos too . They told me that through my life experience & all I had been through, that I should pay it forward & give back , let others know that you can heal from whatever it is that your going through & thats what I did . I have made tons of art journal video how to's & ways to embrace the good times & heal through the bad ones.I hope to inspire you all as I know you will all inspire me . I am very excited to join Paula on the journey of " The Artist Way Project "and of course get to know all of you!
So until the next time , which I have to get the book LOL! I look forward to this project that Paula has brought us all to .
Thanks for listening it means alot . : )
Here is one of many videos I have done on art journaling :